Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Welcome to our 10 o'clock newcast. I'm your host, Bob Spark. Tonight's top story: Eating Right and Exercise. Was it a good day or not? For part one of this story, we turn to Reporter Asia Eating.
Thank you Bob. I'm standing outside the residence of our story. Breakfast started out with whole wheat pancakes. But there was a problem at the end of the meal. It seems that there was one pancake left after everyone was done eating. Who wants to put away one pancake? So it was consumed. That's an extra 100 calories Bob.
That's not that much Asia.
Right Bob, but an extra 100 calories per day can turn into an extra pound at the end of the month. Plus there was the protein problem. Pancakes, even whole wheat are carbohydrate intensive. They are great for quick energy, but our victim will feel hungry much sooner than if they had some protein.
Clearly there were Good Intentions, but they fell short on the details. Thank you Asia. Now we turn to our midday correspondent: Lando Luncheon. Lando, what do you have for us?
Lunch was clearly well planned. This was probably the most successful meal of the day. A canned diet soup that was augmented with some additional chicken and frozen vegetables. The main problem here was with portion control. The soup was clearly labeled 80 calories per portion, but 2 portions were consumed. Low calorie, but high quantity.
Lando, isn't there also a problem with sodium in canned soups?
Yes, absolutely. You can choose lower sodium varieties, but clearly this was purchased before thinking of such things. This particular can had 690 mg of sodium per portion. And as we all know, in addition to being hard on the kidneys, too much sodium can lead to water retention and, yes, weight gain instead of loss.
You know, its really too bad to see these things. Now on to our Exercise Reporter, Sue Shwety. Sue?
Thanks Bob. As you can see, the forecast was for exercise today. But there was this front of lethargy in the middle of the afternoon. Instead of exercising, the choice was video games on the Nintendo Wii. Now, here is the curious department. You can game and exercise with the Wii using programs like Wii Fit and Wii Zumba. But for some reason these were bypassed in favor of a more sedentary game. I believe there was some influence from the child companion. We are optimistic for tomorrow's forecast when the child is in school, but it remains to be seen if willpower will be stronger than the couch cushions. Back to you in the studio Bob.
Thanks Sue. Now over to Denny with the Dinner Report. Denny?
Bob, this was also a case of a well thought out meal, that went amiss afterwards. Baked chicken breast, no skin, a small baked potato and a very large portion of escarole.
Wait, I'm sorry to interrupt. Escarole?
Yes, Escarole is a green leafy vegetable. The Spark Computers call it endive. As a green leafy – it clearly was the best choice for a large portion. All was well until, 7:30 when a case of the munchies set in and she went for the biscotti.
Oooh. Too bad. At least tomorrow is another day. From all of us here at the Good Intentions Newsroom, I'm Bob Spark.